Your Kids Should Be Seen This Halloween!

Your Kids Should Be Seen This Halloween! – Did you know that kids are twice as likely to get hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year? Halloween Safety is no joke, and the Tuscarawas County Health Department has some tips to share so your littles are safe! Find out the deets right here on Newsymom!

Can you believe it’s Halloween season already? While we’re thinking about all the fun costumes, candy, and parties this spooky season, we also need to focus on safety! With those costumes and masks come the risk of not seeing vehicles. Those homemade candies from other people could be laced with something dangerous… and parties could encourage teens to drink underage!

Let’s talk about the best ways your family can stay safe this Halloween:

  1. Use glow sticks, reflective tape, glow in the dark stickers, flashlights, and brightly-colored costumes so your child can be seen! They’re less likely to be hurt if everyone can see them from a mile away.
  2. Escort your children under age 12 while trick-or-treating! Littles shouldn’t be by themselves. Watch them so they don’t get injured or turn up missing.
  3. Remind your kids about staying on crosswalks, sidewalks, and corners. Stay out of the road!
  4. Try to choose a costume for your child that doesn’t have a mask. Masks reduce visibility and can cause accidents to happen! Also choose well-fitting clothes.
  5. For teens – Turn up the safety measures. Always know where your teens are going and with whom. Turn on your location and theirs so you can follow along and ensure they aren’t in danger!

Also, check out this Halloween Safety video on things you and your kids should know while trick-or-treating!

The Tuscarawas County Health Department wants you to have a safe, spooktacular season! When you’re all done with the fun, check in on your health at the Tuscarawas County Health Department by calling (330) 343-5555 x. 100. They can check your health, update your immunizations, and so much more!

Melissa Klatt


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